Unified Action – April 2022

Support the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

Sponsored by the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium

The Issue

New Mexicans were used as experimental subjects for the Trinity Atomic test and we also were
downwind of the 928 nuclear tests conducted in Nevada. Our people, our animals both
domestic and wild, our food crops and natural vegetation were exposed to toxic, long-lasting
radiation, however no Downwinders from New Mexico have ever received any compassionate
payment or have been provided health care coverage.

What we are asking

Please call or email Congressional Representative Yvette Herrell and ask her to ‘actively’ support H.R. 5338/S.2798, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Extension and Amendments. Tell her to contact her colleagues, Jim Jordan, and Freedom Caucus members and ask them to become bill sponsors.

Representative Yvette Herrell — 202-225-2365